Donating to the Association of Carers

We receive over 80% of our funding from East Sussex County Council, but still need to find around £45,000 each year to maintain our current services.

The kind of things that we particularly need additional money for are:

    • Paying for volunteer’s training and to reimburse their expenses

We raise funds in a variety of ways, such as collections, online giving, donations and fundraising events.

Ways to donate

You can donate now online

        • Donating £20.00 would pay for 2 hours of Befriending with Respite
        • Donating £10.00 would pay for 1 hours Talk and Support.
        • Any amount is greatly received.

By Post – Send us a cheque. If you are a UK tax payer you can gift aid your donation which enables us to claim back 25p for every £1.00

Call Us – Telephone 01424 722309

Funeral Donations in lieu of flowers

Many families choose to limit funeral flowers to immediate family and invite other family and friends to make a donation to a chosen charity in their loved one’s name instead. If we supported you and your loved one, we would be privileged to accept donations in their memory.

Funeral directors are willing to collect donations in lieu of flowers, handling the administration of these gifts for you and then forwarding them on to us.

Sometimes family and friends might prefer to make a simple one-off donation at the funeral. We can help by providing special envelopes which include a Gift Aid declaration, which allows us to claim 25p for every £1 that people donate at no extra cost.

Alternatively, you might like to give friends and family a link to our website for them to make a donation directly to us online.  They can do this by going to https://associationofcarers.org.uk/get-involved/donate

If you’d like to speak to a member of Association of Carers staff about this then please contact us on 01424 722309 or email info@associationofcarers.org.uk and we will get in touch.

Leaving a Legacy

Invaluable Legacies
Gifts left in Wills are a very valuable source of income for the Association of Carers.

Making a Will

It is important that everyone makes a Will to ensure that your estate is passed on according to your wishes. Leaving a Will ensures that your wishes are carried out to the letter, leaving no doubt or uncertainty for those you leave behind. A Will can also include a gift to a charity or charities of your choice.

Anyone can do it!
Anyone can leave a charitable gift in their Will. It can be a simple cash payment or a percentage of the remaining or residuary estate.

Should I consider The Association of Carers?
If ever the time is right for you to include a gift to a charity in your Will, please consider The Association of Carers. By leaving such a gift you will be helping to secure the provision of our services for unpaid Carers throughout East Sussex.

What do I need to do?
We recognise that this may be a difficult decision to make, so please feel to call us and discuss this on 01424 722309. Or you can simply let your solicitor know that you would like to include a gift to the Association of Carers in your Will and provide our full address and charity registration number:

Association of Carers
Jackson Hall
Portland Place
Hastings
East Sussex, TN34 1QN
Charity Number 1159551

Financial info
2018/2019 Expenditure £275,410
Income from ESCC is 84% equating to £230,432
Leaving the Charity with £45,000 to find from other sources.

View from a regular donor:

“I am donating to the Charity in deep gratitude for the Charity supporting me and providing me with a volunteer to sit with my husband every week, which enables me to go out every week to go to a local Pottery studio and practice my art there. The volunteer is a wonderful person, so sensitive and positive and perfectly fits with our needs”